Iris Laevigata Variegata
Iris Variegata Laevigata (also known as Water Iris) is an exceptional, Award Winning blue iris and a true aquatic specimen, growing well in wet soil or up to 3 inches of water above the rhizome, on the edges of your pond or bog area. Fabulous, four inch blooms in early or late spring (depending on zone) on 30 inch stems amid scrumptious, cream and green, sword-like foliage, which looks spectacular all summer into fall. Foliage is as spectacular as the blooms! This blue beauty is deer-resistant and has a clumping habitat. Looks best when planting in mass! 'Clouds' of Iris in late spring when several Iris Variegata Laevigata are planted together. CUSTOMER FAVORITE!!!
Height Grows 24 - 30 inches tall
Width Grows 12 - 18 inches wide
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade (Does best in full sun and also blooms more in full sun)
Moisture Requirements Wet soil to shallow water (up to 3 inches of water above the rhizomes)
Bloom Beautiful, Blue Blooms in early to late spring, depending on zone
Divide Divide your iris every 2 - 3 years as needed, in late summer or early fall
Zone Hardy in zones 4b - 12
Plant in rich, wet loam soil with up to 3 inches of water above the rhizomes in full sun to part shade. Iris Laevigata Variegata is a true Water Iris and tolerates standing water. Space your iris 18 inches apart and plant them with an inch of wet soil above the rhizome. Place in full sun to part shade (full sun for maximum bloom). Water well, cut back spent blooms and divide in the fall when needed. (Soil must be wet not just moist--great for areas that do not drain well) Divide your iris every 2 - 3 years, as needed, in late summer or early fall.
Iris Laevigata Variegata may be planted in fabric planters using loam soil and placed in the pond with up to 3 inches of water above the rhizomes, and placed in full sun for best bloom.